Coffee, Coffee, Coffee

Good Morning, Durham Tech!

Surely, I’m not the only one dreaming about a second (and third, and fourth, and fifth…) cup of coffee this morning. Maybe you woke up with energy and pep, good for you! This post is for everyone else who is fantasizing about that smooth, bold, dark ambrosia and who would like to learn more about it while doing so.

Here are three books about coffee available through ebrary. Click on the covers below to read them online, download them to your device, or just stare at the covers for a while imagining you can smell those freshly roasted beans. I won’t judge.

A latte in a white coffee cup.

What Every Child Needs to Know About Coffee by R. Bradley Snyder and Marc Engelsgjerd

Caffeine comprehension level: Only one cup of coffee needed to read and understand this book.

World map in coffee beans.

Uncommon Grounds: The History of Coffee and How it Transformed our World by Mark Pendergrast

Caffeine comprehension level: 2-3 cups of coffee needed to read and understand this book.

Latte in front of coffee beans.

Coffee: Emerging Health Effects and Disease Prevention by Yi-Fang Chu (Ed.)

Caffeine comprehension level: 4+ cups of coffee to read and understand this book.

Don’t worry tea lovers! I haven’t forgotten you fundamentally flawed people who prefer tea over coffee in the morning. Here is a book to satisfy your early morning caffeine cravings.

Steaming tea pot.

Tea Classified: A Tealover’s Companion by Jane Pettigrew and Bruce Richardson

Caffeine comprehension level: As many cups of tea as it takes for you to understand that coffee is better this book.

New ebooks available from North Carolina publishers

NC LIVE, North Carolina’s statewide public and academic library consortium, has added 980 new ebooks to Home Grown, a collection of fiction and nonfiction works from North Carolina-based publishers. The new additions were purchased with the generous donations of North Carolina libraries and feature a wide variety of titles, including novels by popular North Carolina authors, poetry, young adult, short stories and nonfiction. Readers may enjoy new titles such as And West is West by Ron Childress, and Southern Tailgating Cookbook by Taylor Mathis. The ebooks are available to all North Carolina citizens via the NC LIVE website.

Home Grown ebook categories


All Home Grown ebooks have unlimited, simultaneous user access, meaning that classrooms, book clubs, or any other groups can access the same ebook at the same time. NC LIVE partnered with six local publishing houses to provide the ebooks in this newest addition to the collection, including Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, Crossroad Press, John F. Blair Publishing, McFarland & Company, Press 53 and UNC Press.

Home Grown ebook categories

Let the library staff know if you have any questions about this collection.


New Computer Books available

Want to brush up on your HTML skills, create an app, program with JAVA or SAS, repair a PC, or learn PHP 7?  Check out some of our new computer books selected by Tom Murphy, Assistant Dean, Information Technologies Programs. 

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Also explore, ebrary’s Computer and IT books e-book collection online.  There are more than 3,000 titles! Click on the Computers & IT collection to browse books or search for topics or titles individually.

ebrary ebook collection